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Crewed Catamaran Sailboat Build Turns 30

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PARISIAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION — MERCI

The recent Paris boat show gave bareboat yacht charter lovers pause. Presenting the new Lagoon catamaran 39.  It is an even more important milestone.  In specific, the 30th birthday of Lagoon Catamarans.
The builder celebrated their shipbuilding birthday at the French show.  Show dates spanned December 7 to 15.

When Did Lagoon Cats First Appear?

The first Lagoon #catamaran model was delivered in 1987.  As a result, more than 3,000 Lagoon catamarans exist around the world. 
Photograph of a Lagoon catamaran sailboat at anchor. Four people enjoy sitting in the sun. There is an island in the background. The water below the yacht is turquoise. The yacht is solid white, and it has stairs down the back of the boat. The photograph is clean and bright. The yacht is bright white.

Lagoon Catamaran for Caribbean Yacht Charter Vacation

DESIGN INNOVATIONS

For three decades, the company has been a leader in design innovation. For example, 

1997

Lagoon invents vertical windows for the Lagoon 410 catamaran, adding welcoming light and a feeling of more volume.

2004

No one had ever seen or heard of a flybridge on a sailing catamaran.  That is, until Lagoon installed one. Now, a decade later, all Lagoons 45’ and larger are equipped with a flybridge.

2006  

The first hybrid-powered cruising catamaran is introduced. Specifically, the Lagoon 420.

2009  

Welcome the Lagoon 620.   It is the benchmark for crewed catamaran charters.  Ask any charter broker their preferred vessels for a Virgin Islands yacht charter vacation.  They probably point to Lagoon 620 sail catamaran AVALON.  Also, luxury sailing catamaran CROCODILE DADDY

2013  

The new Lagoon 39 and 52 models, featuring innovation by VPLP naval architects, have the masts pushed back aft for comfort, performance, and easy handling. 

 

 

HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS

Happy 30th birthday, Lagoon!  Thank you for all that you’ve done for the catamaran charter industry — here’s to another 30 years.

 

HOW TO RENT A CATAMARAN YACHT

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Crewed Sailing Yacht Croatian Off-Season Discount

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Mrs. Seven sailboat photograph. underway. Sailboat headed toward right side of photo. Back of yacht is in front of photo. People standing on the sailboat. Full white sails.

CARIBBEAN OR CROATIA?

Stop the focus on Spring Caribbean yacht charter vacations. It is time to change it up.  For example, we have a special option for springtime sailing close to Europe.

 

SPECIAL OPTION AND PRICE

The team at 1-800 Yacht Charters is ready to plan your vacation.  Why not try Croatia on a sensational and gorgeous crewed sail boat?

 

SAIL BOAT MRS. SEVEN

Sailing yacht MRS. SEVEN is offering a 33% discount off high-season rates for sailing vacations in Croatia. This special is for now through May 15, 2011.

During this time period, MRS SEVEN is priced at Euro € 33,000 per week.  Her regular high season rate (July/August) is € 52,000 per week.  All running expenses such as food, bar, and dockage are additional.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Launched in 2008, this sporty 30-meter sailing yacht accommodates up to 8 guests in two double and two twin-bedded cabins.  All cabins have private, ensuite bathrooms.

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE

Mrs. Seven was built by Southern Wind yachts in Capetown, South Africa.  She was designed by Bruce Farr and features aggressive, sporty lines.  She promises exciting sailing – perfect for zipping along the picturesque Dalmatian coastline.

 

YACHT INTERIOR

The interior layout follows a classic configuration.  The guest accomodation comprises two twin guest cabins, both ensuite, and further forward a VIP cabin with double bed and separate bathroom with shower. The master cabin is forward of the mast and accessible via a studio. The master cabin offers a double bed with separate bathroom and shower.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

The roomy, well lit salon is located amidships and features a comfortable conversation area to starboard and a dining area to port. The interior is highlighted with the use of white fabrics,  contrasted by teak furniture. The salon, master cabin, and galley have flat screen SAT TVs, and there is a music system in all cabins and the salon. WiFi is also available. For sun protection, the yacht is equipped with a dodger over the guest cockpit and a bimini over the steering cockpit.

 

ABOUT CROATIA

Croatia’s Dalmatian islands are among the most famous in the Mediterranean. For example, wild, rugged, and mostly uninhabited, many are protected.  There is National Park land throughout.  It offers diverse cruising grounds for a sailing odyssey. The sailing is splendid, as a result, encompassing long and short passages.  The area features charming anchorages amid rocky islets. It also has ancient villages steeped in history.  Last, the waters are translucent.

 

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER

Are you ready to charter the mysterious, magical Dalmatian coast of Croatia? Come charter an unforgettable sailing adventure in Croatia this spring.  Finally, contact our destination specialists HERE right now!

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Did She Really Offer That???

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SAY WHA???

What could be better?  Dreaming of a Phuket yacht charter odyssey for a full week?   The answer is a glorious TEN nights in Thailand. Those Thailand nights are aboard a luxury yacht charter vessel for the price of SEVEN nights!

 

Imagine saving a whopping 30% off your next superyacht experience.  All of that in one of the world’s most desired cruising destinations – Southeast Asia.

 

LAMIMA sailboat at the back of a cove with a girl on stand up paddleboard in the foreground

 


WOW! 

We were a bit surprised as well.  However, that is the offer from management.  Gayle is the luxury yacht charter manager for the world’s largest wooden sailing yacht, LAMIMA, based in Southeast Asia.

 

Gayle’s email to us read in part:

 

“…Don’t (sic) miss out on the super 10 days for the price of 7 deal. LAMIMA’s offer is for a charter between 04-20 January 2018. Based in Phuket this winter they are able to cruise Thailand and/or Myanmar at the weekly rate of 106,000 USD +APA (running expenses such as food, bar, fuel, and dockage).” 

 

She went on to remind us of why our clients should choose sail yacht LAMIMA for their Thailand yacht charter vacation:

 

“…enjoy the warm Indonesian hospitality, a plethora of watersports, two SPA therapists offering a selection of massages, facials, and pedicures, and the professional dive team ready to take you to the best dive spots.”

 

IMPRESSIVE YACHT

Readers of our blog know.  We profile this unique vessel previously.  She is perhaps the most exclusive luxury yacht charter sailing vessel. Specifically, in service in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.   The yacht’s owner has been known to bring a celebrity anthropologist onboard to serves as a special tour guide for the charter guests, and occasionally offers special rates and spa/wellness packages.

 

The custom-built yacht is nearly 214 feet in overall length. She sails with a crew complement of 20.  In addition, the yacht accommodates up to 14 guests in 7 staterooms.

 

KEY FEATURES

  • World’s largest wooden sailing yacht
  • Seven staterooms, all with ensuites sleeping 14 guests
  • Padi-diving certification and instructors
  • Onboard SPA therapists
  • Contemporary Asian design
  • Shaded relaxation areas
  • Large Alfresco outdoor cinema screen

 

masseuse giving massage to person on massage bed on deck of sailboat Lamima

 

NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN…

Does saving 30% on a luxurious vacation in an exotic destination appeal to you?  Then this yacht and mystical Thailand are the right match. In specific, for you and your travel companions.

 

HOW TO RENT A YACHT?

In conclusion, check availability and learn more about chartering private luxury yacht Lamima.  CLICK https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/explore-our-yachts/lamima/book-now/

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Famous Superyacht Owner Says He Makes Stupid Money

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The cover of Vanity Fair magazine, featuring Johnny Depp, who is a yacht owner

Johnny Depp, yacht owner

A well known owner of a Mediterranean yacht charter vessel charges nearly €100,000 per week. In specific, to rent his yacht.  His day job brings him vast sums of money, however.

Actor Johnny Depp is the owner of the 156′ motor yacht VAJOLIROJA.   Depp opens up about his staggering paychecks. In specific, in the November issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

“Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it,” he admits in the magazine article.  “I have to. I mean, it’s not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.”

Depp shot to the top of the list of Hollywood’s highest paid actors. This is thanks to the stellar success of Disney‘s Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise.   Depp is mum on the size of his Pirates “ransom.” A recent report puts his total take in the $300 million range.  This is due to a gross-profit-sharing deal brokered with Disney. To date, the four-film franchise has tallied $3.7 billion in worldwide receipts.  Depp to star in a 5th installment. 

Photograph of brown and white old-fashioned motoryacht owned by Johnny Depp. Depp headshot with him dressed as a pirate is superimposed into the lower left corner of the photo. He is smiling and holding an old-fashioned pistol up by his chin. The words, 75 $ million, are written over the top of the photos.

Johnny Depp yacht, ValJoLiRoJa

It’s believed Depp’s passion for the sea, and his purchase of a mega yacht charter vessel stems from his years of filming the Pirates movies in exotic locales such as the Bahamas.  His yacht, motor yacht VaJoLiRoJa — the boat’s clever name comes from combining the first few letters of each family member’s name, partner Vanessa Paradis, Johnny, and their kids, Lily-Rose and Jack — is a 156 foot yacht of distinctive character, inspired by the classic gentleman’s yachts of the 1930’s. 

The lavishly-styled interior evokes the romance and glamour of a bygone era (with a few pirate-themed hints throughout).


Relive the Golden Era of yachting on board a classic yacht this winter.  Depp’s yacht VAJOLIROJA is available for hire in the Bahamas or St Martin.  It joins another classic-style Caribbean charter yacht,
sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA

In other destinations, classic-styled sail yacht  MONTIGNE is available in the Far East, and in the Mediterranean, sail yacht ATLANTIC and motor yacht CHRISTINA O are available this winter.  Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to reserve your yacht today.

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James Bond Boat, Sailing Yacht Regina, Offers Reduced Rate in December

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GULET YACHT CHARTER SPECIAL

The 56 meter Turkish gulet yacht REGINA makes an announcement.  In specific, she offers a special rate for select dates this December.

 

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS DEAL?

She offers full-week Caribbean yacht charter vacations between December 11 and December 25.  Her weekly base rate is reduced to $80,000.  Specifically, that is a savings of $10,000.

 

Daniel Craig as James Bond on sailing yacht Regina also known as Chimera on movie Skyfall sailing yacht regina underway

BOND, JAMES BOND

007 movie enthusiasts remember the 183 foot Pruva sailing yacht REGINA.   She stars in an appearance in the James Bond 007 thriller, “Skyfall.”  In the film, she is “Chimera.”

The modern Turkish sailing yacht accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms.

In conclusion, looking for a great deal on your next yacht charter vacation?  Check out our current money-saving private luxury yacht charter specials!!!

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

You decide to take a yacht to an amazing destination. We are your Team.  Moreover, fill out our convenient online inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .  We stand ready to plan The Superyacht Experience™ for you!

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Luxury Sailboat Discount for June Croatia Charters

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Matelot sailboat photo. Picture taken from the right side. Boat is under sail, and she is leaning toward the camera. Sails deployed. White superstructure. Blue hull. Sleek yacht.

MATELOT SAILBOAT DISCOUNT

Yacht charter special! Sailboat MATELOT has a 20% discount for June, 2011 bookings.

 

WHO IS SHE?

The 80′ sailing yacht MATELOT  joins the Croatia yacht charter fleet.  She is offering a €5,000 discount for all weekly rentals for June. Charters must be confirmed between now and April 30, 2011.  The yacht’s regular weekly rate is € 25,000. This rate is plus all running expenses.  The yacht was built in 2005 and refit in 2010. She is is in like new condition. She spent the winter in the shipyard in New Zealand. 

 

ALL ABOUT MATELOT

She has Italian styling by Nauta Design. Her architecture is by Farr Yacht Design.  The yacht is a Southern Wind 80. She offers 3 comfortable guest staterooms.  Matelot is the ultimate in performance sailing. 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The yacht has a full beam master stateroom.  This room is located forward of the panoramic deck salon.  The stateroom features a walkaround king bed.  Additionally, it has a settee and vanity writing desk.  It features an ensuite bath with stall shower.

She has 2 identical guest cabins amidships.  They are aft of the salon.  Each similarly has twin lower single beds and ensuite heads.  The heads have stall showers.

Crew quarters and galley are fully aft with separate companionway. 

 

CREW

Veteran British crew are Captain Angus Fuller and Chef Jessie Fuller.  They have several charter season experience in Croatia and the Adriatic. They are joined by an additional crewmember.

 

MRS. SEVEN YACHT ALSO OFFERS DISCOUNT

Mrs. Seven joins MATELOT in offering discounted charters.  She is a 30 meter vessel for 8 guests.  This yacht gives a 33% discount off high-season rates for sailing vacations in Croatia. The special is for now through May 15, 2011.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER


In conclusion, what do you think of yachting sailing in Croatia? Contact us for itinerary suggestions and to book a discounted sailing vacation.  Book now at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Luxury Yacht | Classic St. Tropez Yacht Charter Sailboat is Spooky Fast

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HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

This month families everywhere are carving pumpkins and making scary costumes for their children, in preparation for All Hallow’s Eve on Oct 31st.  Keeping with this theme, we thought it fitting to profile a French yacht charter vessel with the perfect name – sailing yacht, HALLOWE’EN.

Photograph of a racing sailboat leaning over and racing through splashing waves. The hull of the boat is white, and the deck is chestnut brown. The sails are white with thin horizontal brown stripes

 


YACHT SPECIFICATIONS

  • SHIPYARD: William Fife
  • MODEL: Bermudan Cutter
  • YEAR: 1926
  • LENGTH: 68.9ft – 21m
  • BEAM: 14.5ft – 4.42m
  • ENGINES: 1x80hp
  • TOP SPEED: 11kts (20km/h.)
  • CRUISING SPEED: 8kts (15km per hour)
  • CONSUMPTION: 8L per hour (at cruising speed)
  • CREW: 3

ON BOARD HALLOWE’EN

Hallowe’en is a classic sailing yacht designed and is as fast as any spooky goblin or ghost.  She finished in 4th place overall, in a field of 68 yachts, on the 2011 AFYT racing circuit.

The yacht is available for both classic regattas (Trophée Panerai, Régates Royales de Cannes, les Voiles de Saint Tropez) as well as day charter for up to 12 guests.

 

ABOUT THE YACHT

With her uncluttered deck and timeless mahogany interior furnishing, SY Hallowe’en combines outstanding performance – up to 11 knots under sails – with gracious living.

 

WHY CHARTER THE SAILBOAT?

Charter the ex Norwegian Racing Clubs official yacht and enjoy a unique sailing experience.

  • Hallowe’en is a coded vessel (SCV2) with all necessary safety requirements updated and certified annually.
  • On board cuisine catering to personal tastes with an emphasis on fresh Mediterranean produce.
  • Mediterranean Racing circuit covering French Riviera, Italy, Sardinia, Corsica, Barcelona, Majorca, Mahon, Monaco.
  • CD/IPOD stereo system with deck speakers
  • Zodiac tender with 15 horsepower 4 stroke engine.
  • Snorkel gear
  • Easy access to and from water via swimming ladder
  • New race sails 2010/2011

 

OTHER CLASSIC YACHTS FOR CHARTER

Other classic yachts for hire exist. For instance, sail yacht GERMANIA NOVA and Jackie Onassis famous yacht CHRISTINA O.  

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

For charter rates and more information, please contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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One of World’s Largest Sail Yachts Headed to Southeast Asia | Yacht Charter

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SARISSA SAIL YACHT

She is sleek and ultra modern.  The 42 meter Vitters sail yacht SARISSA traveled South East Asia this past winter season.  Her crew returned favorable reports.   As they say, undeniably “smooth sailing.”

sarissa sailboat one of the largest sail yacht heads to southeast asia and thailand and the solomon islands

At the time of her launch in 2011, sail yacht SARISSA was the largest carbon sloop ever built in the Netherlands and remains as impressive today as the day she splashed down.

Bill Tripp Design and interior by Rhodes Young.  Sailing yacht SARISSA sleeps up to 10 guests in two double cabins. In addition, a triple cabin (best suited for children with an adjoining single nanny cabin).  Finally, a convertible office cabin forward of the saloon.

Her Asia yacht charter scheduled itinerary includes:
• December to February – Thailand and Burma
• March and April – Indonesia (West Papua and Raja Ampat)
• June and July – Solomon Islands

The weekly charter rates for charter sailboat Sarissa are €115,000 high season and €105,000 low season.  For further details and a sample itinerary, contact 1-800 Yacht Charters for your free consultation.  1-800 Yacht Charters is the only superyacht charter company to offer a Best Price Guarantee.  In addition, a portion of your yacht charter fee is donated. In specific, to a marine charity or to those in need in your area of charter, in your name.

We work together to make a difference!

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Perini Navi Rates for Caribbean Winter

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Photograph of yacht charter guests dining on the swim platform of a huge dark blue-hulled Perini Navi sailing yacht. Photo taken from the waterline of the yacht.

Parsifal III – dining on swim platform

GREAT NEWS!

The 54 meter Perini Navi sail yacht PARSIFAL III has committed to relocate.  She heads to the Caribbean for the upcoming winter season.  She introduces lower, competitive rates to entice charter clients.

Yacht managers announce today about dates.  The Mediterranean-based luxury sailing charter vessel should arrive in the islands by December 1st and remain through April, 2012.

Aerial photograph of yachts in an anchorage. At the bottom right side of photo is HUGE sailboat at anchor. Her sails are down. She is surrounded by multiple smaller yachts, powerboats, and watertoys. There is an island behind the boats, and another in the distance.

Superyacht Parsifal III on charter

RATE STRUCTURE

Parcifal’s rate is normally priced in Euros.  Lower rates are available in US Dollars for the winter season.  This is to encourage American travelers.  They have been stung by the low currency exchange value between Dollars and Euros. 

ACTUAL RATES

Rates for charters in the Caribbean are $250,000 per week for Christmas or New Years.  All other dates are $200,000 per week.  Running expenses, for instance, food, bar, fuel and dockage, are additional.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS AND INTERIOR

Perini Navi SpA  sail yacht PARSIFAL III accommodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms.  She sets new standards in performance and has levels of comfort rarely found on a sailing yacht.

 

EXTERIOR

Her sleek lines of her jet-black hull contrast against her brilliant-white superstructure.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN

Parsifal’s interior is a design by Remi Tessier. It blends dark ebony, wenge, and light sycamore with stainless steel and fine leather.  Her craftsmanship is exquisite.  Detail is complemented by natural textures and textiles.  This ultra modern yacht has a warm, inviting, and relaxing feeling.

 

OUTDOORS 

Sailboat Parsifal’s vast outside space includes an on-deck Jacuzzi and barbecue area.  This is ideal for entertaining.

 

SIMILAR YACHTS TO RENT

Other yachts similar to PARSIFAL III and available this winter in the Caribbean include sail yacht PANTHALASSA and charter sailboat charter FIDELIS

 

YACHT HOLIDAY RENTALS BY 1-800 YACHT CHARTERS

To arrange your Caribbean yacht charter, contact the SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters team at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Planning a Croatia Yacht Charter? Expect To Pay More

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CROATIA YACHT CHARTER RULES

Croatia yacht charters are in for change.  In November, the Croatian government voted on a fiscal consolidation package to reduce the country’s deficit. One of the measures included an increased intermediate Value Added Tax (VAT, or PDV, as it is called in Croatia) rate from 10% to 13%.

TRAVELER ADVISORY

Travelers experiencing a yacht charter vacation in Croatia know this increase.  Costs passed from yacht owner to the charterer expected.

COMPANY PRESIDENT COMMENTS

“In each of the past three summer seasons, we have seen an increase in interest in Dalmatian yacht charter adventures in Croatia,” says Sheeder.  “We are advising our clients to budget not only for the increase in VAT, but also for the higher excise taxes on fuel that were approved in November.  In short, the cost to enjoy both a Croatia bareboat rental or a fully crewed yacht vacation will cost about 5% more in the summer of 2014.”
Aerial photograph of mountains, green trees, turquoise water, and waterfalls flowing from the lakes. Perfect Croatia yacht charter destination

DALMATIAN ISLANDS

Trips to the Dalmatian Islands in Croatia now challenge locations in Italy and France as the most popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination. Environment protection is critical in these national parklands. 

HOW ARE THE CROATIAN ISLANDS?

They are wild and mostly uninhabited.  Additionally, they offer a varied and diverse cruising ground for sail boat charters.

MUST SEE STOPS IN CROATIA

There are many “must-see” itinerary stops in Croatia. For instance, Kornati National Park, The Town of Split (a UNESCO City), The Islands of Hvar, Brac, and Vis, and Trogir, a World Heritage Organization City.  Lastly, Plitvice Lakes National Park (photo above).

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER CROATIA

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